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Hi I'm Ruth

I am a normal, run of the mill, middle aged woman who know God loves me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Chicago and love it in the summer time. I grew up in a small rural town. Since then, I raised my family while living in several countries on three different continents learning to speak two additional languages. Because I work as a math tutor, I get to share knowledge and love with my students every day. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and neighbor.

Why I am a Mormon

The most important advantage for growing up in a Mormon family was the instruction given on how to develop a relationship with God. Initiating familial and then personal habits of prayer and scripture study taught me how to communicate and know God. As I grew to adulthood, raised a family, and accomplished an empty nest, I knew God was there for me! My job has been to keep, renew, and teach the covenants I have made. Being an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ, a Mormon, has given me the opportunity to strengthen this resolve and serve others.

How I live my faith

Each day I pray to God that I will listen to His promptings. I know he loves me. I want to return that love by seeking Him first and then serving and being kind to those I am around and meet each day. I desire to trust God and I expect that the best is yet to come!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mormons believe the Bible to be Holy Scripture and the word of God. I believe the Bible to be Holy Scripture. You can feel the love of God when reading the Bible. If you familiarize yourself with the culture and events of the Bible through a good study guide, it is so much easier to understand and, best of all, the love of God pours from its pages and fills your soul. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Mormons perform proxy baptisms because God loves and wants all His children to have the opportunity to return to Him. God has stated that all men must be baptized. There are many individuals that did not have or take the opportunity while alive on Earth. God wants to give them the chance. If the proxy baptism is done, these individuals who were not baptized while living will have the opportunity to accept the proxy baptism. They do not have to. It is their choice. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Mormons believe in the Bible because it is the word of God. The Old Testament tells the story of the creation of the world and of man. It tells the story of some of his children who listened and obeyed and others that did not. The biggest miracle of the Bible to me is that it testifies of Jesus Christ and tells of his pleadings with all men to return to Him and the God that loves them. The New Testament tells of Christ's birth, His teachings, atonement, death and resurrection. As a whole, the Bible testifies to me that there is a God that loves us and has a plan of happiness for us. Just like the example of people in this history, we must choose who we follow. Will we choose God and His plan of happiness? The Bible is indispensable to learning how to choose and follow God. Show more Show less